Molde’s owners had Solskjaer’s back when he signed for Manchester United
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has had the dream start at Manchester United, with eight wins and one draw in his first nine matches on the Red Devils’ bench. But his future on Old Trafford remains uncertain, despite the understanding he received from Molde’s owners.
The Norwegian club borrowed the 45-years old manager to Manchester United when Jose Mourinho was sacked and Molde’s owners, Kjell Inge Rokke and Bjorn Rune Gjelsten, seem to have the best interest for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The pair made could use the option to bring back their manager back next summer, but made it clear that they would rather see the former United striker succeed on his dream job.
Because that’s what this manager position is for Solskjaer – the Norwegian’s dream job ever since he started to coach.
“When I rang the owner and said that United had called and that he always knew that this had been my dream, he said: ‘Go over, enjoy yourself – and please don’t come back.’ o get the backing from them was fantastic. If I go back to Molde, I will do my best for them – but it depends when I go back”, said Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, before Manchester United’s game at Leicester City, according to GiveMeSport.
However, him moving to Manchester meant time apart from his family, who remained in Norway. Speaking on the subject, the “baby-faced assassin” said that this is the only downside to the job and that being apart from his family affects him quite a bit.
Despite his great results on Old Trafford, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may not be the choice United’s board goes for next summer. The Red Devils are on a hunt to find a permanent manager and Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino is the favourite. In this case, the Norwegian may go back to Molde much sooner than he expected.